Letterpress Greeting Cards & Gifts Fresh from New Mexico
Susan Angebranndt is a letterpress printer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From her studio Green Chair Press she creates a host of ephemera, type and letterpress goodies that make sweet mini gifts. Whether you’re stuffing a hamper, a stocking or looking for a little item that will brighten a friends day there’s lots to discover.
‘Mini notes: share the love’ are a series of flat note cards measuring 5cm x 9cm. There are two different packs in the collection; each contains six cards (two of each design). Individually letterpress printed with hearts and love type they’re ideal for sharing a secret message with a loved one. The designs are co-ordinated with pink and red envelopes. Sets are $4.50 (American Dollars) each.
The first item that caught my eye in the Green Chair Press collection was this lovely set of Jane Austen coasters (Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books!). The set comprises eight coasters; four designs (two of each) in four colours. The designs incorporate different quotes from Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Emma. The plush pulp 4″ coasters are printed using letterpress with waterproof ink that won’t be damaged by any spilt drinks. This literary gift is available for $12.
Regulars to the blog will know that I am partial to typography, so I love these little ‘Wood Type Collage Moleskine Cahier Notebooks’. At $10 they’re a handy piece of stationery and a lovely gift. The notebooks are individually printed with wood type collages in a dark brown ink; each has a sturdy, yet flexible cover, 64 acid free pages, a mini pocket at the back for clippings and visible stitching on the spine.
The last item in today’s post is the ‘Interrobang Pendant’. The question mark (interrogative point) and exclamation mark (typesetters call this a bang apparently!) combine together to make a unique abstract design. Crafted in maple the pendant can be added to any of your favourite chains to create a modern piece of jewellery. Presented in a matching Interrobang gift box it’s ready to be a gift right from the start. Pendants are priced at $15.
To see more of these mini gifts and find out more about Green Chair Press you can take a wander over to Susan’s website. All items are available to purchase in the online shop and can be shipped worldwide.